Pakistan Expelling ActionAid, 17 Other Foreign Aid Groups, Charity Says

Pakistan is ordering the Action Aid charity and 17 other international aid agencies to shut down operations and leave the country in Islamabad's latest move against foreign-funded human rights groups, ActionAid said.The South Africa-based charity, which focuses on education, poverty alleviation, and human rights, said on October 4 that it received an expulsion notice from Pakistan's Ministry of Interior after losing an appeal of an order to leave the country last year.The group's Pakistan country director Abdul Khaliq told Reuters that a ministry official told him Islamabad has also rejected the appeals of 17 other international aid organizations 

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